Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Blogiversary

How sweet it is!
Sound the bell (even if it is a cowbell I got as a door prize from Chick-Fil-A).
Should we cook up a little something special to celebrate?

It has been one whole year since I started blogging. It's funny how something I started on a whim so I could be accountable on a diet actually has become so important. Actually the blogiversary (I know it's not really a word, but I like it) was yesterday, but it was an unexpectedly busy day and I never got time to finish my post.

I went back and read that very first post and was amazed, I guess I should be depressed, at how little has changed for me. I'm still struggling with my dieting. I had to laugh because the day I started the blog Deb and I had begun a no flour, no sugar diet. I didn't last so long on that one! Even then I was bemoaning my love to bake and my sweet tooth. But here it is a year (and several pounds) later and guess what I've finally had to do to get even a modicum of success...step away from the sugar.

I'm still gardening in my same little plot of suburbia. My vegetable boxes are full and the patio is lined with containers full of peppers, herbs, and other veggies. The peach trees we planted last year have really grown and I'm hoping for a good crop of peaches this summer. The blueberries are ripening and there's squash growing in the flowerbed. Thus begins my battle with the bunny rabbits to see who gets to eat them. They usually win the blueberry/squash battle, but I plant them and hope anyway.

Y'all would laugh if you could see some of my containers. I got these huge terracotta pots at a yard sale. Well, my mom got them and then passed them to me. We're guessing they were used at some chain smokers' wedding because painted on the side of each one in pretty silver script they say..."Butt Pott". Seriously? Who does that? These pots are going to get a paint job as soon as it quits raining around here. I just needed to go ahead and get my stuff planted. If I plant my jalapenos in a butt pott should I call them poopers instead of peppers? If so, I'm also growing tootmatoes, oh,no-ions and rad...well, we'd better still call them radishes.

Even if I did accidentally stumble into blogging, it has been such a great experience. I've talked with people from all around the world and been blessed to share a little of my life with you all. Whether it's cooking a recipe, sitting together to study the Bible, or laughing at our craziness, you've let me have a part in your world. And for that I am eternally grateful.

Happy blogiversary!

Oops, almost forgot Rednesday. Visit everyone over at http://suelovescherries.blogspot.com/

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!!! I've loved all the recipes, posts, and the picture of the strawberries on this one has me wishing I was there. J

Anonymous said...

Oh, I forgot...encore...encore!!!! J

Kelly Mac said...

Thank you. We've already eaten the 2 gallons I picked. I need to go again. I'll just have to wait for a day I don't need a canoe to get there!

Anonymous said...

you crack me up. :) i want to know where the pic of the butt pots is, though. that's what i really want to see!

happy happy blogiversary to you, and here's wishin' for many more!

deb

Kelly Mac said...

It's raining hard here. I'll take y'all a picture when the sun comes out.

Jennalane said...

haqppy blogiversary! you are the bestest! love you!

bettyl said...

I don't think anyone who starts blogging realized how addicting it is until it's too late! Happy Blogiversary! And I adore your red cow bell.

SueLovesCherries said...

Happy Anniversary, Kelly! Onwards and upwards! I should move south, just for the sake of gardening. We're expecting snow tomorrow night. Our last frost date is usually the end of May!

Debra Ganas said...

Happy Blog-a-versary Kelly. Love all of your pictures and recipes.

Debra

Deanna said...

Happy Blogiversary dear! Now you have me curious as to what my first post was. I don't even remember!

I'd love to see that "butt pot!"

Deanna :D